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Are you thinking of the dangers that bats pose to your pets? These thoughts are perfectly normal because you want to make sure your dogs or cats are safe from these flying creatures. These nocturnal animals carry different types of germs, insects and diseases that it may transmit to you and your pets.

Diseases Spread by Bats

Bats may transmit deadly rabies and histoplasmosis through the inhalation of spores found in their feces. Your pet dog or cat is at risk of getting these ailments from the nocturnal creatures that infest and multiply in your property.

Bats may become aggressive and bite your pet dog when he or she catches them by surprise when they find they’re way out of the attic and fly around your house. Rabies spreads when an infected bat bites or scratches your pet. The saliva of an infected animal may also transmit the deadly disease if their saliva comes into contact with the eyes, nose or mouth. Symptoms of this illness include; violent movements, fever, uncontrolled excitement, fear of water, confusion and loss of consciousness. Once the signs appear, it often results in the death of your pet.

Several vaccines are now available to protect pets and you from getting the disease or transmitting it to others.

Histoplasmosis is a respiratory ailment that may affect the quality of life of your pet once infected. The infection begins in the lungs as the fungi replicate, leading to respiratory problems. Several healthy pets recover from the milder effects of the infection. However, pets with a low immune system are likely to develop a severe form of the illness. The disease may spread to the lymph nodes, liver, eyes, gastrointestinal system or the spleen.

Common symptoms of infected dogs and cats include;

  1. Weight loss

  2. Fever

  3. Loss of appetite

  4. Depression

  5. Laboured breathing with lung sounds

  6. Coughing bouts

The gastrointestinal form of the disease has the following symptoms; diarrhoea and blood in the stool.

To keep your pets safe from these diseases caused by bats, make sure to get rid of these nocturnal creatures properly and immediately.

Remove Bats Effectively

One of the best ways to get rid of bats humanely and effectively is with the help of an Ottawa wildlife control professionals like Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. These specialists know the habits of these nocturnal creatures, making them efficient and fast in their work.
Skedaddle’s Ottawa wildlife control team uses the latest and humane methods for removing wildlife they find in your property. You are sure to have a bat-free home after they are done with their removal and exclusion services.

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